Whilst the fintech industry has rapidly expanded as whole, mobile companies are the ones that are raising the largest investments, with $1.1 billion being raised across 58 financings.
This week, Microsoft started running Earn, a beta customer rewards programme that will allow enrolled customers to receive Microsoft credits when they shop at select US retailers such as Starbucks.
Eris Industries, an industrial cryptography firm that uses blockchain technology, is now leaving the United Kingdom in protest against the re-introduction of the Communications Data Bill.
After recently announcing a partnership with e-commerce firm Alibaba, American retailer Walmart has launched a new Online to Offline (O2O) platform in its Chinese stores.
Canadian payment software start-up Payfirma has announced the capture of $13m in a Series A funding round, as it now considers launching an IPO next year.
The locking up of one of bitcoin’s unsavoury past associations is yet another step forward in the crypto-currency’s quest for legitimacy.